Muhlenberg Co. jailer accused of assaulting another employee no longer works at jail

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) — We’re learning more about the incident that led to charges being filed against a Muhlenberg County Deputy Jailer.

Greenville Police tell us they were first told of the incident by Muhlenberg County Jailer Terry Nunley when it happened last month. But the charges didn’t come down until earlier this month.

According to court records, Lonnie Drake placed his arm around the neck of another deputy then pushed her into the wall.

This incident happened on May 18th at the jail.

Officer Wes Miller says Drake no longer works at the jail.

He was issued a summons on Jun 11th, nearly four weeks after the incident.

Ofc. Miller says they spent those weeks reviewing surveillance video of what happened and interviewed witnesses.

“This incident and investigation, we were interviewing witnesses and reviewing the video and met with the county attorney to decide what charges needed to be filed.”

Officer Miller also says there are no known past incidents involving Drake at the jail.
We reached out to Jailer Nunley for comment, but our calls weren’t returned.

Drake’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 17th.

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(This story was originally published on June 21, 2019)

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